Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the publisher and founding editor of Griffith Review and Professor of Media and Culture in of the Griffith University Centre for Social and Cultural Research. She is a non executive director of The Conversation and chairs its Editorial Advisory Board. She is an acclaimed author of several books, including Reviving the Fourth Estate (Cambridge) and Steel City Blues (Penguin), and the librettos to the award-winning operas Black River and Going Into Shadows. She became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and the community in 2009 and an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities the following year. She is a thought leader on media and culture and an accomplished public speaker and facilitator. She has served on the board of directors of the ABC, Grattan Institute and Copyright Agency, and chaired the Australian Film TV and Radio School, Queensland Design Council and National Cultural Policy Reference Group and a member of advisory boards with a particular focus on education, journalism, innovation and culture.
Ashley Hay, Editor
Dr Ashley Hay is a former literary editor of The Bulletin, and a prize-winning author who has published three novels and four books of narrative non-fiction. Her work has won several awards, including the 2013 Colin Roderick Prize and the People’s Choice Award in the 2014 NSW Premier’s Prize. She has also been longlisted for the Miles Franklin and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and shortlisted for prizes including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Kibble. In 2014, she edited the anthology Best Australian Science Writing.
Alexandra Payne, Associate Publisher
Alexandra Payne is a publisher and editor, and has been employed in the publishing industry since 1995. She has worked at a number of publishing houses including Penguin and Hardie Grant, and from 2007 to 2018 was the Non-Fiction Publisher (Trade) at UQP. She has commissioned books that have won awards such as the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the Qld Literary Awards Non-Fiction Book of the Year and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for History. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the Australian National University and post-graduate qualifications in publishing and editing from Deakin University and Griffith University. As well as having a keen interest in activist publishing, she is undertaking research on the future of the publisher in a post-digital culture.
John Tague, Managing Editor
John Tague worked as a journalist for twenty-five years in London, contributing to the Independent on Sunday, BBC Radio Four, The Times Literary Supplement and the NME among many others. In Australia he worked for Australian Associated Press and the ABC before joining Griffith Review. John has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English Literature and Language from the University of Leeds and an MA (Modern Literature: Studies in Fiction) from the University of East Anglia.
Carody Culver, Assistant Editor
Dr Carody Culver is a writer and editor with extensive experience in magazine, academic, creative and corporate writing and editing. She’s worked on projects for organisations that include the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Poetry Festival and Broadsheet. She’s a contributing editor and writer for Peppermint magazine, and has written for Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Junkee, Archer, The Toast and others. She has a Bachelor of English Language and Literature from King’s College London, a Graduate Diploma in Writing, Editing and Publishing from the University of Queensland and a PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies, also from UQ.
Lauren Mitchell, Editorial Assistant
Lauren Mitchell studied literature and journalism as an undergraduate at the University of Queensland and is now working towards a Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing, also at UQ.
Esha Buch, Business Development Co-ordinator
Esha Buch has a Bachelor of Communication majoring in Marketing and Management from Griffith University. She manages sales and distribution of Griffith Review to the internal and external stakeholders and coordinates business activities and administrative tasks to advance the operations of Griffith Review.